SEA – Social Entrepreneurs in Action

04-10 of June 2022

Training Course

Spazio Gran Paradiso – Alpette, TURIN – ITALY

25 highly motivated participants from 12 different countries; Italy, Greece, UK, Croatia, Romania, Latvia, Ireland, Norway, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary and Portugal, guided by Trainers Olga Kiriakidou and Davide Fumi. It will take place in Spazio Gran Paradiso – Alpette (Turin) from 4th June
2022 (arrival day) to 10th June 2022 (departure day).
Background information
Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. A social entrepreneur is a person who pursues novel applications that have the potential to solve community-based problems. These individuals are willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives. More specifically, social entrepreneurs adopt a mission to create and sustain social value. Recent years have seen a growing interest in social entrepreneurship across Europe, strongly driven by an increasing recognition of the key role social enterprises can play in tackling societal and environmental
challenges and fostering inclusive growth. Since the concepts of social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored, the TC foresees to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions.
Aim
The training “SEA – Social Entrepreneur in Action” aims to create awareness about the social economy, clarify and promote the concept of social entrepreneurship, deepen participants understanding of how it can foster social inclusion, through social innovation and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to develop their entrepreneurial life skills. Moreover, SEA will serve as a platform for the development of a network of practitioners working on social innovation.
Objectives
To get participants familiar with the concept of social entrepreneurship and the main competencies relevant for social entrepreneurship. To develop the essential entrepreneurial skills and competencies of youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders, such as cooperation, risk-taking, sense of initiative, leadership,
communication, teamwork, creative thinking and innovation for idea generation and problem-solving.
To provide participants with the opportunity to exchange experience and expertise in the fields of social entrepreneurship.
Equipping youth work practitioners with a set of creative tools and methods related to entrepreneurship to develop activities and projects for NGOs and young people including the ones with fewer opportunities.
To explore practical ways of using social entrepreneurship in order to reach young people with fewer opportunities including refuges, asylum seekers and migrants, promoting fundamental values of our society among them and enhancing media literacy, critical thinking and sense of initiative. To provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social inclusion and innovation.
Target group
Youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, coaches as well as any other youth work practitioners, are willing to develop their competences in the field and to establish future cooperation.

More Information

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  • 2 Participants 18+ old and accommodation are fully covered by the project and the traveling cost up to 360 euro
  • If you are interested to participate you can fill up the  Application Form